Dont Drink and Drive

by ahmad

effect of drinking and driving

Alcohol and driving is a deadly mix.

This fact, established by epidemiological data together with many controlled studies of alcohol and driving skills, is well-known and universally accepted.

According to the National Institute of Health...

Alcohol is involved in 40 % of traffic. Among persons aged 16 to 20, the percentage is 36.

There is more, an analysis by NIH scientists indicate that over 70% of people in crashes caused by alcohol driving met the criteria of being alcohol dependent, but most have never been arrested or received treatment for alcoholism.

why you shouldnt drink and drive

Dont drink and Drive

Drinking and driving with a blood alcohol concentration that is over the legal limit of .08 is illegal. Having a BAC percentage that is lower than .08 but still showing signs of intoxication is also a reason for arrest. If the policeman asks you to step out of the car and perform a field sobriety test, you must demonstrate that you are able to complete each task with no problem. BAC is calculated by a Breathalyzer test and if you fail either of these, you will get charged with driving under the influence, or DUI. This could result in fines, jail time and suspension of license.

dangeourous for drivers

Besides putting yourself and your friends at risk, you are also putting all of the other drivers and pedestrians at risk as well. Although the Alcohol Alert website states that drunk driving fatalities have been steadily decreasing over the last 20 years from 60 percent to 37 percent, drunk driving is still a problem. Even if drinking-related deaths are decreasing, there are innocent people who still have to live with the pain and suffering that the drunk driver has caused them.